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Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations: NYT

FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020. NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS. (Reuters) - Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in ... Full story

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warns hospital system close to "overwhelmed" amid COVID spike

Houston mayor warns hospital system close to "overwhelmed". Washington — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warned Sunday that his city's hospital system is close to becoming "overwhelmed" with patients amid a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases. "If we don't get our hands around this virus quickly, in about two weeks our hospital system could be in serious, serious trouble," Turner said on "Face the Nation.". Texas is one of 40 states that is ... Full story

UK COVID-19 confirmed death toll rises by 22 to 44,220

People are seen eating and drinking in the northern quarter of Manchester after pubs, bars and restaurants reopened following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Manchester, Britain, July 5, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington. LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s death toll from confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen by 22 to 44,220, the department of health said on Sunday. The number of deaths registered at the weekend is often lower than during the ... Full story

Contact tracing: States make it hard to know if efforts are successful

Welcome to the sprint known as contact tracing, the process of reaching potentially exposed people as fast as possible and persuading them to quarantine. The race is key to controlling the pandemic ahead of a vaccine, experts say. But most places across the United States aren’t making public how fast or well they’re running it, leaving Americans in the dark about how their governments are mitigating the risk. An exception is the District of ... Full story

Lebanon's top Christian clerics blast politicians as hunger, hardship bite

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Christian authorities slammed politicians on Sunday for failing to remedy an economic meltdown that has left many poor, piling pressure on the country’s leaders as it spirals deeper into crisis. FILE PHOTO: A man searches through a garbage bin in Beirut, Lebanon, June 30, 2020. Picture taken June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo. In a sermon, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, the top Christian ... Full story

Tokyo governor re-elected after plaudits for COVID-19 response - exit poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Yuriko Koike was re-elected Tokyo governor on Sunday, according to an exit poll released by public broadcaster NHK, after winning over voters with her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Japanese capital. Voters wearing protective face masks disinfect their hands and put on vinyl gloves at the entrance of a voting station for the Tokyo Governor election amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan ... Full story

El Salvador delays next steps in reopening economy as COVID-19 cases rise

FILE PHOTO: A municipality healthcare worker checks the temperature of a resident during a house-to-house medical campaign while conducting contact tracing amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Soyapango, El Salvador, July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas/File Photo. SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador’s presidential office on Sunday postponed the second phase of the economy’s reopening by two weeks, citing a still-rising number of ... Full story

UK applauds NHS on 72nd anniversary

Media player Video. People around the UK are clapping for the NHS, as it celebrates its 72nd anniversary. 2020 has been arguably the most challenging year in its history, with staff treating more than 100,000 patents for Covid-19 in hospitals since the virus arrived in the UK. This live broadcast has ended. MOST WATCHED. Why you can trust BBC News Full story

Gottlieb says U.S. "right back where we were" at earlier peak of coronavirus outbreak

Gottlieb says U.S. "right back where we were" at earlier peak. Washington — Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, warned Sunday that the United States is "right back where we were" when the country experienced its first peak in coronavirus infections earlier this year. "We're right back where we were at the peak of the epidemic during the New York outbreak," Gottlieb said on "Face the Nation." "The ... Full story

French economy probably bouncing back faster than expected: central bank

FILE PHOTO: Francois Villeroy de Galhau, governor of the Bank of France, attends the Group of 20 (G-20) high-level seminar on financial innovation "Our Future in the Digital Age" on the sidelines of the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via REUTERS. PARIS (Reuters) - The French economy is pulling out of the slump induced by the coronavirus outbreak at least ... Full story

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